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the stand. he still has not cross examined any of them. nbc's mark potter is outside the courthouse in texas. he joins us. mark, that was one of the other points of outrage for some people is that hasan would be in a position to cross examine some of the very people he's accused of shooting down that day. he's not done so so far. what else are you seeing in court today? >> reporter: well, aside from the argument you were talking about, it will go to an appeals court, it was very dramatic testimony as soldiers and former soldiers took to the stand to describe what happened on november 5th, 2009, when 13 people were killed here, 31 were injured in this rampage shooting at a processing center. soldiers, former soldiers told of seeing others being shot, hearing them scream, watching them die, being shot themselves. it was very, very dramatic. one of them, staff sergeant michael davis, said that he heard a young woman screaming out, my baby, my baby, my baby. and we know that a 21-year-old soldier, francesca velez, private first class from chicago was shot and killed. she was nine weeks pregnant.
to block texas' new voter i.d. law. it was implemented after the supreme court back in june struck down a key provision of the 1965 voting rights act. nbc news justice correspondent pete williams joins us live. it's making headlines. >> it escalates the battle. the center piece is the supreme court's decision striking down the heart of the voting rights act. before the court ruled texas had to get preclearance for any changes on the election law and the federal court said no both to texas changing its voter i.d. law and redrawing its district lines for congressional and legislative districts. after that the justice department is pursuing new courts. we can't stop you under the old voting rights act but we'll use a new section to claim this voter i.d. law is unconstitutional. a written statement says we will not allow the supreme court's decision to be determined as open season for the states to pursue measures that suppress voting rights. what the court is saying -- or the justice department now is, rather, saying it's unconstitutional on its face and it's also asking the court in texas
when there was security in place. >>> and a texas county now considering whether to join a federal lawsuit against its state's own controversial voter i.d. law. we're going to dig into what's happening in texas. the end. lovely read susan. may i read something? yes, please. of course. a rich, never bitter taste cup after cup. 340 grams. [ sighs ] [ male announcer ] always rich, never bitter. gevalia. never bitter. for a strong bag that grips the can... ♪ get glad forceflex. small change, big difference. good and close. discover the new way to help keep teeth clean and breath fresh. new beneful healthy smile food and snacks. he'll love the crunch of the healthy smile kibbles. you'll love how they help clean. with soft, meaty centers, and teeth cleaning texture healthy smile snacks help keep a shine on his smile. it's dental that tastes so good. new beneful healthy smile food and snacks. >>> well, you might say it's a texas-size showdown over voting rights and will now pit state officials against one of the biggest counties in the country. that is dallas county. by a narrow 3-2 vot
a possible death sentence. nbc's mark potter joins me live now from ft. hood, texas. mark, good afternoon. what can you tell us about this verdict? >> reporter: well, hi, mara. that verdict came after about seven hours of deliberations by the u.s. army jury panel. as you said, they found nidal hasan guilty of all charges. they reached that verdict unanimously. he was found guilty of 13 counts of premeditated murder, 32 counts of premeditated attempted murder. hasan showed no signs of emotion in the courtroom. family members were there. they were silent, as instructed by the judge, but some of them were in tears. hasan, who never offered up a defense, never gave a closing statement, now faces a sentencing hearing beginning here at ft. hood on monday at 9:00 a.m. 13 membof the family members, e one of them representing the 13 people killed in that rampage, will be allowed to speak to the panel. the government will also have some expert witnesses. the most important point is that prosecutors will be seeking the death penalty. the other option is life in prison. we do not know in nidal hasan
case tomorrow in a texas court. hasan is acting as his own defense attorney. military prosecutors have just rested their case after two weeks of testimony. hasan has kept mostly silent so far during the trial. he is charged with 13 counts of murder, 32 counts of attempted murder in the rampage shooting nearly four years ago and could either face life in prison or the death sentence. charles hadlock is in ft. hood. if major hasan will call witnesses to the stand and if some of those will be people he's admitted to shooting, what do we know about witnesses tomorrow? >> reporter: well, he had two witnesses on his list. he's taken both of them off. both were psychiatrists who had dealings with major hasan over the years. he's removed those from the list. there are no witnesses, apparently. as he begins his defense tomorrow, the judge cautioned him that as his own attorney, he will have to ask himself questions, if he does, indeed, go on the stand. many here believe that he won't take the stand tomorrow, that he'll simply pass on that, just as he's passed on questioning a number of the key
murray. thank you very much, mark. talk to you tomorrow, buddy. >> thanks. >>> up next, texas police stop george zimmerman for speeding in the state. what he told the officer and what happened next. we have the video of that traffic stop. >>> be sure to like the "news nation" on facebook. we're at facebook.com/newsnation. thanksd resilience and determination of the american people, we've been able to clear away the rubble from the financial crisis. we started to lay a new foundation for stronger, more durable economic growth. but we're not there yet. what we need is not a 3-month plan or even a 3-year plan. we need a long-term american strategy: job security with good wages and durable industries. a good education. reducing poverty. reducing inequality. growing opportunity. i'm going to keep pushing to make high-quality preschool available for every four-year-old in america it's time for the minimum wage to go up. (cheers) but i won't be able to do it alone, so i'm going to be calling... on all of us to take up this cause. good jobs; a better bargain for the middle class... and the folks
his attorney says he's showing signs of emotional wear and tear. >>> and texas congressman wendy davis blocked voting on an anti-abortion law in june. now a republican is calling for davis to pay the bill for that special session. it, by the way on this friday, is just one of the things we thought you should know. a? that's a great choice. let me show you some faucets to go along with that. with the latest styles and guaranteed low prices, you can turn the bath you have into the bath you want. good choice. more saving. more doing. that's the power of the home depot. right now, this abbey vanity combo is a special buy. just $299. is a special buy. just $299. uh-oguess what day it is!is?? huh...anybody? julie! hey...guess what day it is?? ah come on, i know you can hear me. mike mike mike mike mike... what day is it mike? ha ha ha ha ha ha! leslie, guess what today is? it's hump day. whoot whoot! ronny, how happy are folks who save hundreds of dollars switching to geico? i'd say happier than a camel on wednesday. hump day!!! yay!! get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fift
potter is outside the courthouse in texas. he joins me now live. mark, are there any new developments in this? we know court is held off until tomorrow at 9:00 a.m., but this defense attorney, this side attorney attorney, if you will, has taken a very strong stand here. >> reporter: well, yes, he has, and there's clearly a battle between the stand-by defense team, which was put in place to help hasan as he acts as his own attorney and hasan himself. as you said, the attorney stood up in court today and said there are very serious concerns on the part of that defense team that hasan is actually trying to seek the death penalty, that he is trying to get himself killed in effect, and they want no part of it and should not be required to take part in that. they filed a motion last night after hasan gave an opening statement yesterday in which he admitted to being the shooter. in one of the statements, the defense attorney said today, quote, working in concert with a prosecution to achieve the death sentence is something we cannot do. now, hasan said that's a mischaracterization of his vie
and will go to court and may even go as far as the government has done in texas and ask the courts to say that because of a history of discrimination that continue, north carolina should have to get permission in advance before making any voting changes. but you can be sure that there's going to be lots of court battles on this. the law doesn't take effect in 2016, so there's plenty of time to duke this out in the meantime. >> pete williams, thanks so much. appreciate it. i want to bring into our conversation zach roth, national political reporter for msnbc.com, judith brown, who's the codirector of the narc advancement project, and sirius xm's michael smerconish. judith, i want to start with you. we have the north carolina governor putting up this video on youtube, not giving interview, but putting up a straightforward clip on youtube to respond to what the law means. take a look. >> let me be direct. many of those from the extreme left who have been criticizing photo i.d. are using scare tactics. they're more interested in divisive politics than ensuring that no one's vote is disenfranc
talk to senior political editor mark murray. >>> pl >>> plus, a measlesout break tied to a texas church that's been critical of vaccinations in the past. >> we can get vaccinated in faith. the main thing is stay in faith whatever you do. >> what the church is saying in response to that outbreak. hey linda! what are you guys doing? having some fiber! with new phillips' fiber good gummies. they're fruity delicious! just two gummies have 4 grams of fiber! to help support regularity! i want some... [ woman ] hop on over! [ marge ] fiber the fun way, from phillips'. where would you go?iving away a trip every day. [ woman ] hop on over! woman: 'greece.' woman 2: 'i want to go to bora bora.' man: 'i'd always like to go to china.' anncr: download the expedia app and your next trip could be on us. expedia, find yours. >>> as military intervention in syria becomes less a matter of if but of when, president obama and his national security team are looking at the options, laying out a plan for a surgical strike on syrian soil. among the options before the president are man fighter aircraft, cruise
parties republican stars, tim scott from south carolina looking at ted cruise in texas, marco rubio in florida, they have a lot of minority lawmakers b but that's much more easier said than done. >>> newt gingrich made a comment on it. he said they have zero ideas and they have to get beyond being aints obama. does he have a legitimate discussion here. >> he is never at a loss for being able to make news. he has a point. it is one where the republicans have been forced to repeal obama care and delay it. while republicans say they have their own alternatives, there isn't one that's so comprehensive that touches the health insurance reform and address people and how you're able to get almost or near universal coverage. because they don't have that and all the rhetoric is focused on what they're against. >> mark murray in washington, thanks so much joompt thanks, mara. >>> stocks opened up with the dough at 200 points. take a loose at them right now. weaker sales from two major companies and a jump in long-term interest rates. he's president of river twice research. thank you so much f
the cubs, despite he lived in texas. he revelled in the love of baseball like so many people. i appreciate that, but when folks say that this will, again, darken the game, and it will hurt the game, are people numb to that now? what is the real talk on that? >> you're right, tamron. people are numb to it. but they believe major league baseball has spent more money on this one investigation than all the investigations in the sport's history. they want to clean it up. and the players do too for the first time. we saw players openly attack ryan braun after he accepted suspension. i'm sure they'll attack a-rod too. >> all right, bob, thank you. dave, as well. we're supposed to get this update in about a half hour. >>> right now, investigators working to figure out why a driver would plow into a crowded california boardwalk as we learn more about the young woman he killed while she was on her honeymoon. >>> trayvon martin paralleled emmet till. in my mind, same thing. >> oprah opens up about the trayvon case in a new interview. it's one of the things we thought you should know. we'll play more
of killing his wife and then posting a grisly photo of her body on facebook. >>> plus, the latest from texas where two lawyers assisting accused ft. hood shooter nadal hasan have not shown up in court. we'll explain why. as always u you can join our conversation on twitter. you can find us @newsnation. i'm the next american success story. working for a company where over seventy-five percent of store management started as hourly associates. there's opportunity here. i can use walmart's education benefits to get a degree, maybe work in it, or be an engineer, helping walmart conserve energy. even today, when our store does well, i earn quarterly bonuses. when people look at me, i hope they see someone working their way up. vo: opportunity, that's the real walmart. ♪ (announcer) answer the call of the grill with new friskies grillers, full of meaty tenders and crunchy bites. plays a key role throughout our lives. one a day men's 50+ is a complete multivitamin designed for men's health concerns as we age. it has 7 antioxidants to support cell health. one a day men's 50+. >>> two of the defense
area, what is considered a low-income unit is $900 a month. >> right. >> i'm from texas. that could get you a nice house in a suburb. nevertheless, low-income is considered $900 a month. what did you think? >> well, my immediate reaction was this is reprehensible. why would they do this? what is the need to segregate low-income, working class people from the wealthy? there is no need, in my mind. >> i mean, obviously when people hear this, they would believe that somehow these people, this luxury developer believes that if you are quote/unquote poor or you can't afford one of their $1.3 million apartments, then you need the back door treatment. >> exactly. and that has no place in the 21st century, especially on the upper west side, which is an area of progressivism. >> have you heard from people in your area? >> yes, i've heard from my of my constituents who agree with me. they think it's horrible and the developer should revise his plans and integrate the low-income units with the other units, which actually has been done throughout the city. >> if it the developer does not do that, t
it have on the game? yeah, i'm from the state of texas, football country. this is your passion as well. what does this say for all of these young players right now out in the sun getting ready and high school, in middle school who love this sport but realize it is dangerous? >> well, and that's the thing. they realize it's dangerous, and this is a realization that has become clearer over the last three or four years. these lawsuits arose in large part from the allegation that for decades the nfl hid from the players the risks of suffering these multiple mild concussion, but yaefr one knows the risks now. the nfl is trying to protect players from multiple concussions, being vigilant about not letting them get out on the field. the hope is that the thing the nfl is trying to do will trickle down to college and high school and pee wee level. time will tell whether or not that means parents will allow their children to keep playing football. >> mike florio, thank you very much. we'll be discussing this. >>> still ahead, the fast food industry now hit with what's believed to be the largest
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